Spotlight On - Might & Magic: Heroes VI - The Sanctuary Faction Revealed

Ubisoft and Black Hole Games take the wraps off Heroes VI's new playable faction--a race of snake-people who believe in samurai honor. Exclusive video inside.

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Might & Magic: Heroes VI is making a lot of changes to the Heroes of Might & Magic series (not the least of which is changing the actual name of the series), but many of these new additions will add to the series in intriguing new ways. One of Heroes VI's most unusual new additions is the Sanctuary faction, also known as the Nagas.

The Sanctuary faction draws upon mysticism and militarism from the Far East.

Given the name, you might guess that these snakelike people were somehow influenced by the six-armed, sword-wielding academy creature from Heroes of Might & Magic III. But they're actually a brand new faction of snake people whose design was apparently influenced by the samurai of the Japanese Sengoku-Jidai era, as well as Shaolin monks and East Indian mysticism. The faction's philosophy focuses on oneness with self, honorable single combat, and embracing nature in its architecture.

The noble kirin strides into battle in Might & Magic: Heroes VI.

The Sanctuary faction's primary use of magic is tied to water; whether that is through bless spells that strengthen its armies or through offensive spells that summon tsunamis to smash its enemies. The faction's might hero is the shogun, and its armies will include sword-wielding snakemen, snake-haired priestesses, and a powerful dragon known as the kirin. Watch the trailer and enjoy exclusive new screenshots of this faction in action.

Discussion

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Mikelangelo1
Mikelangelo1

Looks good. I will try it. I am hoping for a good return on the Might and magic (not Heroes...) series also, which is forgotten and was of the best games...

nukedysfunk
nukedysfunk

This looks awesome. HoMM 5 was a bit disappointing compared with previous HoMM titles, so I can't wait to play this.

AkhilAnilkumar
AkhilAnilkumar

This is one game that i will try to get my hands on.....

pagholicky
pagholicky

this is the best game for type of this game... i even had all series of this game hahahah

adit942
adit942

i really cant wait for this !! might and magic is one of the last good pc exclusives left

tsaeb1
tsaeb1

Heroes III was a masterpiece. The best game played ever.

kris1975
kris1975

Bring it to Xbox please!!

lyk3
lyk3

At the end of the video the release time frame was shown as SPRING 2011. Yahoooooooooooo!!!

Gallesh
Gallesh

hmm this game will be totally unique in HoMM saga , Black Hole Games is surely very bold to take those steps... I'm really excited and wondering about how the game will be in the end..